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Stop auto line-formatting [closed]

asked 2013-04-04 18:47:27 +0200

Eternal gravatar image

updated 2020-07-19 23:19:10 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hello there LO people.

I'm not exactly sure what the term is for this so I just sort of made this one up. I have a screenshot right here:

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I'd like libreoffice to stop turning my dashes "-----------------------------" into those long lines. I know that MS Word does this as well but after the first time it does this, it allows you to remove that specific auto formatting for future occurrences. How do I stop writer from doing this without removing every autoformatting option?

Thank you in advance.


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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-28 02:43:46.252021


Hi @Eternal -- If one of the answers below works for you, please mark it as correct :-)


qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-04-06 18:41:27 +0200 )edit

I thought I had for some reason. Thanks for reminding me!

Eternal gravatar imageEternal ( 2013-04-09 02:53:25 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-04-04 22:25:05 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

updated 2013-04-04 22:31:07 +0200

Turning Off AutoCorrect
To Stop Drawing a Line When You Type Three Identical Characters
LibreOffice automatically draws a line when you type three of the following characters
and press Enter: - _ = * ~ #
1. Choose Tools - AutoCorrect Options.
2. Click the Options tab.
3. Clear the "Apply border" check box.

Source: LibreOffice Help · Turning Off AutoCorrect

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answered 2013-04-04 19:22:59 +0200

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See Tools → Autocorrect settings → Settings (tab) and look for line named something like "Replacing lines" or similar.

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